Amazon is reportedly telling employees not to travel domestically or internationally until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns

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  • Amazon told employees on its worldwide operations team not to travel domestically or internationally due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, according to The New York Times.
  • An Amazon executive told the team, which is the company's largest and handles much of its technology and logistics globally, not to arrange any meetings requiring travel until at least April, the report said.
  • Amazon has already restricted employee travel to China and has been frantically trying to address potential inventory shortages.
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Employees on Amazon's worldwide operations team, which oversees much of the company's technology and logistics globally, have been told not to travel either internationally or within the US due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Amazon's senior vice president in charge of the team, Dave Clark, told employees in an email not to plan any meetings requiring travel until at least April, when the company hoped to have a better sense of the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the report said.
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Amazon has already told employees not to travel to China and told workers who have been to the region to from home for two weeks upon returning and to seek medical attention if they show symptoms. The company has also been working frantically to stock up on inventory as concerns grow about how its supply chain could be affected.

Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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